Tata Motors CNG truck portfolio explored!
Published On Nov 30, 2020
Are you looking for a truck for your urban logistics & transport business that is economical to run and environment-friendly too? Well, market leader, Tata Motors offers comprehensive CNG trucks in the light and intermediate categories that are reliable, well-built, comfortable to drive and promise higher mileage & productivity. Should you consider one? We help you understand them better with our in-depth analysis.
The Indian trucking industry in a true sense has come a long way in more than one way. India today is among a select few countries that run all new trucks on the BS6 emission-the most stringent in the modern auto industry. Furthermore, India produces some of the most modern trucks that are second to none in technologies, design and applications. Truck makers in India have invested massive resources in designing & producing the most modern trucks. At the end of this massive breakthrough progress, the customer is clearly reaping the benefits as a more and more highly efficient truck making his business more lucrative and productive.
Diverse Truck Portfolio
Indian truck makers continue their quest to bring the best of solutions to the customers. This is quite visible in terms of what is available to the Indian buyers in technologies, different fuel engines and applications. While trucks run primarily on diesel, Indian OEMs haven't shied away from offering alternatives to the formidable diesel. That means the Indian market has trucks that run on petrol, CNG and even electric, LPG and LNG too, although not on high volumes.
Market leader Tata Motors has an edge in what it offers to the truck buyers. Over the years, the company has built a strong alternative fuel truck portfolio inclusive of almost all the leading fuels including hydrogen, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, full electric, fuel-cell, LPG and LNG, etc. While a lot of them are futuristic technologies that will shape up over the next few decades, the company offers more practical CNG trucks that are efficient, affordable to buy and maintain and also environment-friendly. The sell widest range of CNG trucks to its Indian buyers in the light and intermediate commercial vehicle segment.
Tata Motors CNG portfolio of trucks start from 6T-14T gross weight category that covers all the vital cargo & transport of light and intermediate truck segments. The light truck includes Tata 609g SFC (5T) Tata 709g LPT (7T), Tata 709g LPT TT (7T), and the ICV are Tata 1009g LPT (10T), Tata 1109g LPT (11T ) and Tata 1412g LPT (14T). With the government focus on reducing air-pollution, CNG has been promoted with high earnest. Thus, demand for CNG trucks in certain pockets of India states remain strong and even growing gradually-where the CNG availability is now increasing. Tata Motors comprehensive CNG truck range is suitable for all urban and semi-urban cargo applications. Let's look at what they offer.
Tata 609g SFC
The TATA 609g SFC is a new CNG version of the SFC 407 Ex CNG with the same promise of the value for money truck. This 5950 kg gross weight CNG truck comes in the famous SFC styled cabins with the distinctive nose for highest safety levels- the only manufacturer to produce such trucks in India.
Tata has improved the 609g SFC on key parameters such as overall built quality product, higher driver comfort, enhanced connectivity and lower cost of ownership, making it the most aspirational CNG light truck in the market.
This popular light truck has a proven track record for over the years, and a customer is looking for a 6-ton gross vehicle weight truck with a 10ft cargo deck length, the 609g SFC fits the bill overwhelmingly. Suitable for various cargo applications, the truck comes with Tata Motors dependable 38 SGI CNG BS6 engine producing 83hp of power at 285 Nm of torque and tuned to a 5-speed manual gearbox and, packed with highly optimized aggregates at an affordable cost.
Tata 709g LPT
The TATA 709g LPT is a 7300 kg gross vehicle weight CNG truck based on the famous and proven LPT platforms designed for short to medium ICV applications with a promise of segment-best fuel economy.
The 709g LPT is not only high performance and productive truck, but it also offers the benefits of reduction in the tailpipe emissions by 95%, half the running cost of a diesel truck, 30% lesser greenhouse gases, and 20% lower knocking. TATA 709g LPT Engine: The powertrain of this truck consists of Tata Motors 3.8 SGI, 3783 cc CNG engine producing 83hp of power, and 285 Nm of torque, tuned to Tata's GBS27, 5-speed manual synchromesh gearbox with 5-forward and 1-reverse gears.
Tata 709g LPT TT
The TATA 709g LPT TT is a 7490 kg gross vehicle weight CNG truck that is identical to the 709g LPT. The only difference is it comes with a twin tyre in the rear based on the tried and tested LPT platforms designed for long haul applications with a promise of segment-best fuel economy. Apart from the performance and productivity, this truck offers a reduction in the tailpipe emissions by 95%, half the running cost, 30% lesser greenhouse gases, and 20% lower knocking.
The powertrain of this truck is similar to its sibling 709G LPT, and the twin tyres in the rear provide more stability and control to any cargo loading and on even challenging terrain.
Tata 1009g LPT
This 10T and above CNG trucks are categorised into the intermediate cargo segment. The TATA 1009g LPT is a 10T gross weight category truck with segment-leading features, higher cargo carrying capacities and superior mileage too. A truck that is cheaper to operate against the diesel counterpart along with an environment-friendly one.
The 1009g LPT comes with a lot of first in its segment features like reverse parking buzzer, GSA, factory fitted music system with a fast USB charger, fast and slow filling nozzles, etc. Tata Motors is also providing world-class safety components like auto shut off valve, high-pressure filter, refuelling interlock device, an electronic viscous fan for superior mileage, and swagelok fittings for better safety and higher aggregate life. All these features are standard on all the CNG portfolios, and you can also customize them as per your needs and budget.
The 1009g LPT is fitted with the reliable Tata Motors new generation 3.8 SGI, 3783 cc CNG, spark-ignition type engine producing 83hp of power, and 285 Nm of torque, tuned to Tata's GBS27, 5-speed manual synchromesh gearbox with 5-forward and 1-reverse gears.
Tata 1109g LPT
TATA 1109g LPT is another promising ICV truck in 10900 kg gross weight category truck that can be used in all intermediate logistics applications. This truck can even take intercity trips too.
You get a generation 3.8 SGI, 3783 cc CNG, spark-ignition type engine producing 83hp of power, and 285 Nm of torque, tuned to Tata's GBS27, 5-speed manual synchromesh gearbox with 5-forward and 1-reverse gears. The engine tuned for higher torque and lower RPM for segment best mileage.
Tata 1412g LPT
The Tata 1412g LPT is the top end ICV truck in the 14T gross weight category for all the heavy cargo transportation for medium to long cargo trips. Like the rest of the ICV range, this truck now comes with effective total-cost-of-ownership and a promise of superior mileage for higher revenue.
1412g LPT is available in 2 different CNG capacity options to fulfil the need of all CNG applications. The powertrain comprises of this CNG truck comprises the 3.8SGI TC, 3783 CC BS6 engine with spark ignition type. It produces 123hp of power at a massive 420 Nm of torque and tuned to a Tata Motors 5-speed GBS 40 gearbox with 5-forward and 1-reverse gear for comfortable driving. The ground clearance is 225mm, and gradeability is 25% of this truck. The power and torque combination is quite adequate for all your transport business needs.
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